GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Compared – The Best RTX 2080 Ti You Can Buy Today (2019 Updated)

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It’s been a few months since the release of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card, and by now both the reference based and custom designed RTX 2080 Ti from AIB partners have already made their way to store shelves. There are basically a lot of RTX 2080 Ti available out there and a lot to choose from; I have listed here RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards from Asus, EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI, Zotac and including NVIDIA’s Founders Edition. Shopping for an RTX 2080 Ti can be quite confusing due to the number of options. So aside from listing the different RTX 2080 Ti offered by the manufacturers below, we picked 5 (plus 1) RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards that we think are the best RTX 2080 Ti currently available. The comparison list of the RTX 2080 Ti will help you in comparing the different clock speeds, dimensions, cooler type and other information regarding the various RTX 2080 Ti in the market. I have to admit, the list is not complete as I have not included graphics cards from Galax, Gainward, Inno3D, Palit and PNY. These brands are available on certain regions only or getting one is quite difficult. Check out the list below.

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Update 2019: Added newer RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards on the list.

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Specs Comparison – The Best RTX 2080 Ti Available Today

I’ll not go into details about the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card in this article. If you want to learn more, you can check out our NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition review for more information about the new NVIDIA Turing architecture, new features, and most importantly its gaming performance.

Also: Check out our GeForce RTX 2060 Graphics cards comparison.

Just to give you an idea, the new GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card is based on NVIDIA’s new Turing architecture. It features 4352 CUDA Cores, 544 Tensor Cores and 68 RT Cores. The Tensor cores and the RT cores are the new features responsible for the real-time ray tracing and (AI) DLSS capabilities of the graphics card. It also features 11GB of GDDR6 memory, requires at least 650W PSU and draws power from two 8-pin PCIE power connector (at least most of them). The base clock speed of an RTX 2080 Ti is 1350MHz; as usual boost clock speed varies from one model (SKU) to another, but don’t worry too much on the boost clock speed since the new RTX 20 features GPU Boost 4.0, and most of them can be overclocked to a higher clock speed (provided that the card’s cooler can keep up with the temperature).

FAQ: What RTX 2080 Ti has the best cooler and great cooling performance?

There are several RTX 2080 Ti that has great cooling solution and performance. The beefier or thicker the heat sink on the graphics card (and the more fans) usually translate in cooler and more silent card. The 5 we picked below are some of them.

FAQ: What RTX 2080 Ti is the fastest out of the box?

Currently, the fastest RTX 2080 Ti out of the box is the Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP Extreme, followed by Gigabyte’s Aorus RTX 2080 Ti Xtreme and EVGA RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming.

FAQ: What’s the cheapest RTX 2080 Ti currently available?

The RTX 2080 Ti is not a cheap graphics card at all. But if you are looking for the cheaper version, that’s definitely not the Founders Edition, unlike in the previous generation. The cheapest RTX 2080 Ti are usually the blower type or dual fan models with reference PCB. But prices aren’t looking good right now actually. EVGA has the RTX 2080 Ti Black Edition Gaming (11G-P4-2281-KR) that retails for $999.99; that’s the cheapest we have seen so far. But good luck in getting one since it has been out of stock for quite some time, even until today.

FAQ: Why buy an RTX 2080 Ti in the first place?

If you’re gaming on a 4K monitor, 1440p high refresh rate and (super) ultra-wide monitor and/or you want to take advantage of real time ray tracing and DLSS then those are some reasons why you might want to buy an RTX 2080 Ti. Based on our testing, the RTX 2080 Ti is the better solution for 4K gaming instead of the RTX 2080 and last gen’s GTX 1080 Ti. This is also a great graphics card if you have a high refresh rate monitors. The RTX 2080 Ti can really push those frames on a high refresh rate monitor. And “bragging rights” perhaps?

FAQ: What’s the best RTX 2080 Ti for my Gaming PC?

Most of these RTX 2080 Ti below will perform very similar. Some would take the lead due factory overclock settings, but not by a significant margin. Some would excel in terms of cooling performance and looks, and even quality and design of the graphics card. Below are six best GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card in the market; you can’t go wrong with any of these.

Note: The graphics cards are listed in alphabetical order.

Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti OC Edition

The Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC edition is currently the company’s flagship and fastest RTX 2080 Ti available. It features a boost clock speed of 1650MHz while in Gaming mode (default) and 1665MHz when in OC mode. This graphics card has a dual BIOS setup; you can flip the mini switch to make the card run cooler (Quite mode) or set it into Performance mode were the fans becomes aggressive and actively cooling the GPU. It features three axial-tech fans, RGB lighting, and occupies 2.7 PCI slots. This card also features MaxContact technology, Super Alloy Power II components and features Asus FanConnect II. This card just looks premium with its all-black design and RGB lighting highlights.

The Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti OC Edition is available on Amazon.com here.

EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming

EVGA presents us with a unique design and look with their RTX 20 series graphics card. It’s been a long time since graphics cards have a transparent or translucent cooler shroud. The EVGA RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming is a big graphics card with its 2.7 PCI slot design. It features a boost clock speed of 1755MHz out of the box. This is faster compared to the Asus ROG Strix, and it has a 16+3 power phase design. This card features EVGA’s iCX2 Cooling technology offering cooler and more silent operation. It’s using Hydro Dynamic Bearing VGA fans for lower noise and longer lifespan. It also features real-time wattage monitoring and that Precision X1 software is a really nice tool for configuring, overclocking and monitoring the graphics card. There’s also an optional shield and trim to customize the looks of the card, but that’s more on the aesthetics side. It also feels premium, but it is thick and you could see the large aluminum fins stack from the sides.

The EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming is available on Amazon.com here.

Note: EVGA has something for the adventurous, for those who wants an RTX 2080 Ti built for extreme overclockers. If you are looking for such graphics card, then check out the EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti K|NGP|N Edition.

Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Xtreme

If you fancy Gigabyte’s graphics card, they have the Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Xtreme; offering a boost clock speed of 1770 MHz right out of the box. I have to admit, the design and aesthetics is nothing compared to Gigabyte’s previous graphics card. This one looks great and that RGB lighting on the fans is definitely an eye candy. The Aorus RTX 2080 Ti Xtreme features a 16+3 power phase design and has a total of 7 video outputs at the back. The default is only 5, but Gigabyte decided to go crazy on the output ports and added two more HDMI ports. Another feature on this card is that the center fan rotates on the opposite direction, a.k.a “Alternate Spinning”. Gigabyte is also offering a total of 4 years warranty for this graphics card.

Check availability of the Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Xtreme on Amazon.com here.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio

Up next is the MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio; offering a boost clock speed of 1755MHz out of the box. This card features Torx Fan 3.0 cooling solution with a Tri-Frozr thermal design. The first fan on this graphics card is oddly small, but MSI has a reason for doing this. The graphics card is also huge and screams premium. It doesn’t feature a single color theme, but you get a two or three-tone color; black, grey and silver (back plate). There’s also RGB lighting but most are located on the center side of the graphics card. Note that this graphics card will require two 8-pin + one 6-pin PCIe power connectors. That’s a total of three power connectors.

The MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio is available on Amazon.com here.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition

Earlier I mentioned that there’s only 5 best RTX 2080 Ti on the list, but with a plus 1. The NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition is that plus 1. This card is not the fastest out of the box, but it is clocked faster compared to a reference RTX 2080 Ti. So why is it included in the best RTX 2080 Ti list? Well, even though it’s not the fastest, I can’t deny that the RTX 2080 Ti FE looks and feels really premium. The almost all-metal shroud covering the entire PCB of the graphics card looks great. Even the NVLink connector is covered with a matching cover. There are also reports that the GPU chip built into the Founders Edition cards are binned or selected chip that are expected to be better quality compared to other RTX 2080 Ti. Also, this card only occupies two slots and it’s smaller or more compact compared to the other RTX 2080 Ti on this list.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition is available on Amazon.com here.

Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP Extreme

Last but definitely not the least among the best RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards is the Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP Extreme Edition. This graphics card, currently, is the fastest one out of the box; with its boost clock speed of 1815MHz and a memory clock speed of 14400 MHz. It features a 16+4 power phase design, the Zotac has gone crazy with its RGB lighting as well (total of 4 individual lighting zones). It has features like Active Fan control, freeze fan stop and IceStrom 2.0 (a marketing term for Zotac’s thick cooling solution). The RTX 2080 Ti AMP Extreme is so far the best that Zotac has to offer. There’s also a slower clocked version called the AMP Extreme Core, but basically they look similar. The only difference is the factory overclock clock settings. Unfortunately, at this time, it’s not available yet. However the RTX 2080 AMP Extreme is available instead. You’ll have to wait a little more if you want this graphics card.

There you have it; we think these are the best RTX 2080 Ti graphics card in the market considering their set of features, design, aesthetics and performance out of the box. I might change this in the future, especially when something new and better comes out.

The Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP Extreme is available on Amazon.com here

Now you have the fastest graphics card, how about treat yourself with the best gaming chair.

But the list of RTX 2080 Ti doesn’t end here. Below are different RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards from different AIB partners or manufacturers. I haven’t included some items on the list, like the base clock speed since all RTX 2080 Ti have a base clock speed of 1350MHz. Most of the RTX 2080 Ti also requires an 8+8 PCIe power connector. But the MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming (X) Trio and SEA HAWK EK X requires an 8+8+6 PCIe power connector. Again, there are other brands that are not included in this list. I may include them soon.

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Specs Comparison

Note: Table is scroll-able / swipeable left to right.

PhotoModelBoost Clock (MHz)Memory Clock (MHz)Cooler TypeCooling TechFan Stop (0dB)Power PhasePCI SlotsSizeLEDAvailability
ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (DUAL-RTX2080TI-11G)154514000Dual FanWing-blade FansYes13+3 ?2.7 slots10.53'" x 4.47" x 2.28"NoneAmazon UK
ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Advanced edition (DUAL-RTX2080TI-A11G)156014000Dual FanWing-blade FansYes13+3 ?2.7 slots10.53" x 4.47" x 2.28"NoneAmazon.com
ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC edition (DUAL-RTX2080TI-O11G)163514000Dual FanWing-blade FansYes13+3 ?2.7 slots10.53" x 4.47" x 2.28"NoneAmazon.com
Amazon UK
Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (ROG-STRIX-RTX2080TI-11G-GAMING)156014000Triple FanAxial-tech FansYes13+3 ?2.7 slots12" x 5.13" x 2.13"RGBAmazon UK
Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Advanced edition (ROG-STRIX-RTX2080TI-A11G-GAMING)157514000Triple FanAxial-tech FansYes13+3 ?2.7 slots12" x 5.13" x 2.13"RGBAmazon UK
Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Edition165014000Triple FanAxial-tech FansYes16+32.7 slots12" x 5.13" x 2.13"RGB
Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC edition (ROG-STRIX-RTX2080TI-O11G-GAMING)165014000Triple FanAxial-tech FansYes16+32.7 slots12" x 5.13" x 2.13"RGBAmazon.com
Amazon UK
ASUS Turbo GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (TURBO-RTX2080TI-11G)154514000Blower TypeNo13+3 ?2 slots10.59" x 4.49" x 1.65"NoneAmazon.com
Amazon UK
EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Black Edition Gaming (11G-P4-2281-KR)154514000Dual FaniCX2 Cooling13+32 slots10.6" x 4.5"RGBAmazon.com
Amazon UK
EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming (11G-P4-2487-KR)175514000Triple FaniCX2 Technology16+32.75 slots11.89" x 5.48"RGBAmazon.com
Amazon UK
EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC Black Edition Gaming (11G-P4-2282-KR)156014000Dual FaniCX2 Cooling13+32 slots10.6" x 4.5"RGB
EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC Gaming (11G-P4-2382-KR)163514000Dual FaniCX2 Cooling13+32 slots10.6" x 4.5"RGBAmazon.com
Amazon UK
EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC Ultra Gaming (11G-P4-2383-KR)165014000Dual FaniCX2 Cooling13+32.75 slots10.6" x 4.5"RGBAmazon.com
Amazon UK
EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC2 Ultra Gaming (11G-P4-2387-KR)165014000Dual FaniCX2 Technology13+32.75 slots10.6" x 4.5"RGBAmazon.com
Amazon UK
EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC Hybrid Gaming (11G-P4-2384-KR)163514000Hybrid1 Fan + 120mm AIO13+32 slots10.46" x 4.47"RGBAmazon.com
EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti K|NGP|N177014000HybridFan + 240mm AIONo16+32 slots11.45" x 5.48"OLED DisplayAmazon.com
Gigabyte AORUS GeForce RTX 2080 Ti169514000Triple FanWindforce Stack3x16+32.5 slots290mm x 134.31mm x 59.9mmRGBAmazon.com
Amazon UK
Gigabyte AORUS GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XTREME177014140Triple FanWindforce Stack3x16+32.5 slots290mm x 134.31mm x 59.9mmRGBAmazon.com
Amazon UK
Gigabyte AORUS GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XTREME WATERFORCE177014140AIO Water240mm Rad AIO16+32 slots290mm x 131.05mm x 40.41mmRGBAmazon.com
Amazon UK
Gigabyte AORUS GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XTREME WATERFORCE WB177014140Waterblock OnlyCustom Loop LCS16+32 slots290.29mm x 159.05mm x 28.7mmRGBAmazon.com
Amazon UK
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GAMING OC165014000Triple FanWindforce 3XYes13+32.5 slots286.5mm x 114.5mm x 50.2mmRGBAmazon.com
Amazon UK
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Ti TURBO154514000Blower TypeNo13+3 ?2 slots272mm x 113.65mm x 39.6mmNoneAmazon.com
Amazon UK
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Ti WINDFORCE154514000Triple FanWindforce 3XYes13+32 slots280.35mm x 116.45mm x 40.24mmRGBAmazon.com
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Ti WINDFORCE OC162014000Triple FanWindforce 3XYes13+32 slots280.35mm x 116.45mm x 40.24mmRGBAmazon.com
Amazon UK
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti DUKE 11G154514000Triple FanTORX Fans 2.0Yes13+32.5 slots314mm x 120mm x 50mmRGB
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti DUKE 11G OC166514000Triple FanTORX Fans 2.0Yes13+32.5 slots314mm x 120mm x 50mmRGBAmazon.com
Amazon UK
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti DUKE 11G OCV1163514000Triple FanTORX Fans 2.0Yes13+32.5 slots314mm x 120mm x 50mmRGB
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GAMING TRIO163514000Triple FanTORX Fans 3.0Yes14+32.5 slots327mm x 140mm x 55.6mmRGBAmazon.com
Amazon UK
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GAMING X TRIO175514000Triple FanTORX Fans 3.0Yes14+32.5 slots327mm x 140mm x 55.6mmRGBAmazon.com
Amazon UK
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SEA HAWK EK X175514000Waterblock OnlyCustom Loop LCSNo13+3 ?2 slots305mm x 169.3mm x 41.5mmRGBAmazon.com
Amazon UK
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SEA HAWK X175514000AIO Water120mm Rad AIONo13+3 ?2 slots268mm x 114mm x 41mmNoneAmazon.com
Amazon UK
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti VENTUS 11G154514000Dual FanNo13+3 ?2.5 slots268mm x 112mm x 50mmNoneAmazon.com
Amazon UK
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti VENTUS 11G OC163514000Dual FanNo13+3 ?2.5 slots268mm x 112mm x 50mmNoneAmazon.com
Amazon UK
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Lightning157514000Triple FanTri-Frozr + Torx Fans 3.0Yes16+33 slots328mm x 143mm x 63mmOLED Display + RGB
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Lightning Z177014000Triple FanTri-Frozr + Torx Fans 3.0Yes16+33 slots328mm x 143mm x 63mmOLED Display + RGBAmazon.com
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition163514000Dual FanDual-AxialNo13+32 slots10.5" x 4.56"GreenAmazon.com
Amazon UK
PNY GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Blower154514000BlowerNo2 slots10.50” × 4.50” x 1.38”NoneAmazon.com
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PNY GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XLR8163514000Triple FanNo2 slots11.88” × 4.50” x 1.50”NoneAmazon.com
Amazon UK
ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP166514000Triple FanActive Fan ControlNo13+32.5 slots12.13" x 4.45" x 2.24"RGBAmazon.com
Amazon UK
ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP Extreme181514400Triple FanIceStorm 2.0Yes16+42.5 slots12.13" x 4.45" x 2.24"RGBAmazon.com
Amazon UK
ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP Extreme Core175514000Triple FanIceStorm 2.0Yes16+42.5 slots12.13" x 4.45" x 2.24"RGBAmazon.com
Amazon UK
ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP MAXX166514000Dual FanIceStorm 2.0Yes16+42 slots11.73" x 5.24" x 1.65"RGBAmazon.com
Amazon UK
ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Blower154514000Blower TypeNo13+3 ?2 slots10.55" x 4.45" x 1.50"NoneAmazon.com
ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Twin Fan154514000Dual FanIceStorm 2.0No13+3 ?2 slots10.55" x 4.45" x 1.50"RGBAmazon.com
Amazon UK
ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Triple Fan160514000Triple FanIceStorm 2.0No13+3 ?2.5 slots12.13" x 4.45" x 2.24"RGBAmazon.com
Amazon UK
Zotac RTX 2080 Ti ArcticStorm157514000Waterblock OnlyCustom Loop LCSNo16+42 slots11.6" x 6.2" x 1.2"RGBAmazon.com

Finally, if you are planning to buy a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti today, my suggestion would be to base your decision on your preferred design or cooling solution/performance, followed by price; or price first if you are on a budget. Generally speaking, I would get an RTX 2080 Ti with a beefier heat sink and good cooling solution. You also need to consider the clearance for the graphics card that your chassis can support; as well as the air flow. Many of the RTX 2080 Ti listed above are long and will occupy 2.5 or 3 PCI slots.

I hope this article helped you in one way or another in choosing which GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is the best for you. Please don’t forget to share this article to your friends if you find it useful and helpful.

Also: Check out our GeForce RTX 2060 Graphics cards comparison and GeForce RTX 2070 comparison. The GeForce RTX 2060 is only a $350 USD graphics card that is great for 1080p and 1440p gaming.

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4 Comments
  1. Julio says

    2080 TI HOF is the best

    1. That Guy says

      Sadly, they look like it was designed by 9 yr olds.

  2. Your name says

    Where’s my Kudan 2080ti?

    1. P says

      In tour ass? Is badest brand i buy in my life never again

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